DASHCAM: Murder Attempt on Officer

December 3, 2015

A 42-second video released Wednesday by Northern Regional (Penn.) Police shows just how quickly–and unexpectedly–a traffic stop can go bad.

A man police say is Trev Bowies Jackson II gets out of his car, then turns his back to Officer Lynn Anderson, seemingly cooperating as the officer starts to handcuff him. At the 38th second, Jackson turns toward Anderson and fires a pistol three times directly at the officer’s face.

Anderson turns and dives away from the gunfire as Jackson jumps back in his car and takes off. The attack, which happened about 10 p.m. Nov. 22, lasted just two seconds.

Somehow, no bullets struck the officer. Anderson was able to return fire, then provide crucial identifying details about Jackson, despite having suffered powder burns to his face from his attacker’s gun, Northern York County Regional Police Chief Mark Bentzel said.

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